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Actual situation 23/05/22 19:50

An automated collection of the latest international ice reports and a graphic representation of the ice situation on the fairways. The colors show the status of the reports: black is a report from today, blue a report from yesterday and green shows that there is no report within the last two days (meaning no ice or no report!).

The fairways denominations after the report (AA, BB, ...) are a link to a representation of the ice conditions of the last 10 days on the respective fairway.
Each day is given by a bar, the height gives the ice thickness, the color the ice concentration and symbols below give information about rafted or ridged ice. A ? denotes missing information.
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Danish Ice report

No report
 
Estonian Ice report
No report
 
Finnish Ice report
STFI41 EFKL 230849


FINNISH ICE REPORT 23.05.2022

The ice drifts northward and melting continues.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia rotten ice in places in the archipelago. Farther out open water and single ice floes. Between Vlikivikko and Hailuoto there is a narrow zone of 10-40 cm thick open ice. Souhtwest from Hailuoto 5 nautical miles wide area of 10-40 cm thick close ice. From the coast off Raahe to Jaakko 10-40 cm thick very open and open ice. From Johan to Nahkiainen 10-40 cm thick very close ice. The ice field is rotting, but in places there are thick floebits.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia along the coast off Kalajoki very open and open ice. From Kaarlo and Ulkokalla to northeast 10-40 cm thick close ice. Elsewhere open water.

Icebreakers: Otso assists in the Bay of Bothnia.

Assistance restrictions: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, II of more than 2000 tons. Raahe, I of more than 2000 tons. Kalajoki, II of more than 2000 tons.

Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which assistance restrictions apply, shall when passing latitude 60 00' N report their nationality, name, destination, ETA and speed to ICE INFO on VHF channel 78. This report can also be given directly by telephone to +46 10 492 7600.

Vessels bound for Finnish or Swedish ports with assistance restrictions in the Quark or the Bay of Bothnia shall, 20 nautical miles before Nordvalen Lighthouse (63 32,15' N 20 46,60' E), report in accordance with the instructions for winter navigation to Bothnia VTS on VHF channel 67.

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Germany  German Ice report
No report
 
Latvian Ice report
No report
 
Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report
No report
 
Norway Norwegian Ice report
No report
 
Polish Ice report
No report
 
Russian Ice report
No report
 
Swedish Ice report
STSN42 ESWI 230916

23/05/22


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: MONDAY MAY 23, 2022

BAY OF BOTHNIA OFF KALAJOKI AND RAAHE A BELT WITH 10-40 CM CLOSE OR VERY CLOSE ICE, FURTHER NORTH REMNANTS WITH OPEN OR VERY OPEN ICE. ELSEWHERE ICE FREE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED MELTING AND N-NE ICE DRIFT.

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